Bringing INCLUSION, AWARENESS and EDUCATION to Tarrant County
The IDD Council seeks to bring inclusion and awareness of IDD through community events and education.
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On Behalf of The IDD Council Board of Directors and Staff:
The IDD Council of Tarrant County promotes and advocates for an inclusive community where people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) thrive and are honored as fully gifted and indispensable. Often marginalized, we stand with people with IDD and their families, seeking to promote a culture where wellness and fullness of life are expectations for all. As our nation and our community are crying out against racism and violence, we also stand with those who are grieving and suffering due to racism. We hear you; we see you; we support you. We stand with all who have been marginalized due to race, appearance, or prejudgment of ability. We hear you; we see you; we support you.
The IDD Council of Tarrant County affirms that every human life is sacred, and we are open to curiosity, humility, conversation, and engagement, as we find a way towards peace and healing. We thank those first responders who have partnered with us to promote inclusion and acceptance–we will continue to work toward universal adoption of these practices. We invite you to join us.
We encourage you to talk about issues of injustice and racism with your children and with your loved ones with IDD, to help them understand what is happening in our community and county. We offer some resources below:
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad created an animated version of the storybook: Something Happened in our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard. It is a children's story about racial injustice.
CNN and Sesame Street joined together for a town hall for kids and families, “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.” The town hall aired on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español as well as streamed on CNN.com’s homepage and across CNN’s app. Visit https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html
“We All Have Different Shades of Skin Story” https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/2020/06/we-all-have-different-shades-of-skin.html?fbclid=IwAR3RpHRfr_6wSa-0QeBOS3MD6uC_scrS4N4dTZ0s9bCdzHT5rY5J6CO9tLw
“Understanding the Protests” http://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account4876975/7477918_1.pdf?0.9315331065769248
IDD Council Board of Directors and Executive Director
IDD Council Events
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Laura Golden and Jeff White
Fort Worth ISD Special Education PTA
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